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Adventurous live aboards in the Maldives



Whale Sharks

Where everyone comes for to the Maldives are the whale sharks. The whale shark are slow filter feeders and are the largest living fish. Whale shark can be 12 meters long and weigh up to 14 tonnes and become 70 years.

Despite its enormous size, they are no danger to humans. In many places, encounters with whale sharks are no rareness, including the Maldives.

In the Maldives, there are 2 locations where we regularly encounter whale sharks, both in Ari Atol. In the far north in the lagoon of the Ravesteyn and in the south at Maamagili and Sun Island. In the south it is almost sure to come across them, in the north we need some luck. In Maamagili and Sun Island we have seen whale sharks during all 2-week safaris, both during the dive as well as on our way to the dive site so that we can dive and snorkle with this impressive fish. In November 2008 we even have seen 9 (!) whale sharks during our last two week safari.

Unfortunately the south of the Ari Atoll is out of reach during a one week trip, in contradiction to the north.

Whaleshark on Wikipedia >